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54mDave McMenamin

LeBron on slowing Curry in Finals: 'You can't'

When asked Friday what it will take to slow down league MVP Stephen Curry in the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers' LeBron James said, "The same way you slow me down. You can't."

4hKevin Arnovitz

Sefolosha says arrest has hurt his reputation

Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha blames police for the leg injuries he suffered during his April arrest in New York and told ESPN that the incident has damaged his reputation.

19hDavid Schoenfield

Time for some fearless predictions!

Among the predictions: The San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford will win the NL MVP award and the Los Angeles Dodgers will pick up Aroldis Chapman.

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3hESPN.com Staff

Photos: Friday Funnies - Celebration Fails

Celebrations can be pretty epic, but for some ... in not such a great way. A look at some of the top celebration fails on the field.

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6hMatt Walks, ESPN.com

Reimagining NBA mascots as cartoon characters

A two-man, Montreal-based design firm released a batch of 16 reimagined NBA mascots that look like they were taken straight out of Looney Tunes.


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Tight-checking start, not surprisingly to Game 7, though Rangers with slight edge in play so far. You can feel the tension in here, man

Ryan McDonagh headed to locker room

The Rangers captain has not played and is in the dressing room.


Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

Dom Moore sends a sneaky backhander in from a sharp angle but Bishop gobbles it up. Let's Go Rangers chants louder than usual. #NYR #TBL

History irrelevant to Tampa Bay

"You're not playing against the same teams. You're not playing the same situations," said Lightning C Tyler Johnson about New York's perfect Game 7 track record. "We've had some success there this series. Hopefully we continue to do so." Faceoff is upcoming.

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New York vs. Chicago titles are rare

If the Rangers and Blackhawks win their Game 7's, it would be the first-ever Stanley Cup final matchup between the two despite the fact that both are Original Six franchises. The cities of New York and Chicago haven't met for a major championship in 52 years, since the Bears beat the Giants for the NFL title in 1963.

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Big Apple teams big in home Game 7's

The Rangers are a perfect 7-0 when hosting Game 7's. Combined with their fellow Madison Square Garden residents, the Knicks, they are a formidable 11-2 in Game 7's played in Manhattan.

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Long odds for LeBron from long range

LeBron James has been a force in the paint this postseason. But as his post game has taken over, his perimeter shooting has fallen off a cliff.


Melrose: Lundqvist a can't miss in Game 7

Barry Melrose is picking the Rangers tonight in Game 7 against the Lightning: "The hot goaltender is the most important position we have in hockey. And Henrik Lundqvist is the hottest goalie going."

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Marlins get to Harvey in fourth

After striking out six through the first three innings, Matt Harvey got roughed up in the fourth, giving up a 3-run homer to Justin Bour. Miami leads 3-0 in the bottom of the fourth. Follow live


Royals' solo efforts add up to win

Alcides Escobar, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez each hit solo homers to snap Kansas City's 4-game losing streak with an 8-4 win over the Cubs.


Jesse Rogers @ESPNChiCubs

Money quote from Maddon: "“They showed why they went to the World Series last year. We showed why we’re not ready yet.”

Chef Curry in center field?

NBA MVP Stephen Curry reportedly is planning to attend tonight's game between the Braves and Giants, and Giants manager Bruce Bochy joked pregame that he could play Curry in center. If his 3-point shooting (.440 career rate) translates to batting, Ted Williams could have company.

Two shots for Tulo

Troy Tulowitzki smacked a second solo HR to left in the top of the 3rd, this time on a 93 mph fastball. Tulo homered in the top of the 1st on a 94 mph fastball. Perhaps Cole Hamels should avoid the hard ball with Troy? It's Tulo 2, Phillies 0 in Philly. Follow live